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PREVIEW: Crusaders v Force

No surprises exist for what the Crusaders will be looking for when they play the Force in Christchurch on Friday – a solid start with consistent play across the 80 minutes rather than in the last quarter. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Highlanders

After three consecutive New Zealand derbies it doesn’t get any easier for the Highlanders this weekend as they take on the reigning champions in Wellington. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Blues

Looking for success in Christchurch hasn't been a happy prospect for the Blues in recent years in Investec Super Rugby and it isn't looking any easier against the Crusaders on Friday. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Chiefs

Challenges, when you are still looking for your first win of the Investec Super Rugby season, don't come much more daunting than facing the rampant, and unbeaten, Chiefs.

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PREVIEW: Reds v Crusaders

The Crusaders look to keep their unbeaten record in tact when they travel to Brisbane to take on a star-studded Reds side. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Highlanders

It's too early for desperation for either the Blues or the Highlanders in their game at Eden Park on Saturday, but there's no doubt a win for either would be a significant boost. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Hurricanes

The two hottest teams in the New Zealand conference square off for early season bragging rights in Hamilton. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Crusaders

Highlanders-Crusaders action is always keenly anticipated no matter at what stage of the Investec Super Rugby season it takes place and Saturday's second round clash in Dunedin should be no exception. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Rebels

It's a daunting task for the Rebels who will meet the defending Investec Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Blues

Coming off convincing wins in round one, the Chiefs and Blues will need to step it up another notch if they are going to emerge victorious in the ‘Battle of the Bombays’. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

It’s straight into the deep end for the Highlanders and Chiefs on Friday night as they clash in the first all-New Zealand derby of the Investec Super Rugby season. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Brumbies

Wary of some slow starts in recent Investec Super Rugby campaigns, the Crusaders are looking for a positive start to 2017 when hosting the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Sunwolves v Hurricanes

It's a tougher season for the Sunwolves this year as they meet all the New Zealand sides, and it won't come much tougher than the Hurricanes in the season opener. Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Blues

The 2017 Super Rugby season kicks off with the Blues taking on the Rebels in Melbourne on Thursday night. Read more

Final preview: Hurricanes v Lions

History will be made when a first time Investec Super Rugby champion is crowned this weekend as the Hurricanes and Lions clash in Wellington. Read more

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: Lions v Highlanders

After overcoming the Brumbies in Canberra last week, the Highlanders face an even greater challenge in a semi-final showdown against the high-flying Lions at the imposing Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Read more

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

After impressive quarter-final victories last week, the Hurricanes and Chiefs collide at Westpac Stadium with a place in the Investec Super Rugby final on the line. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Stormers v Chiefs

The Chiefs were hoping for a home playoff in Hamilton but have instead made the long trek to Cape Town to face the Stormers for the first time this season. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Lions v Crusaders

The well-rested Lions await a hurting Crusaders side in a knockout showdown at the imposing home of South African rugby. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Sharks

While the three other New Zealand teams in the playoffs have to travel this weekend, the top placed Hurricanes have the advantage of hosting the Sharks at their Westpac Stadium fortress on Saturday. Read more

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Brumbies v Highlanders

The Investec Super Rugby knockout stage starts with a bang as the top Australian qualifier takes on the defending champions in a blockbuster clash in Canberra. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Chiefs

Final round encounters don’t come much bigger than the Chiefs vs the Highlanders at a sold out Forsyth Barr Stadium with top place in the New Zealand Conference at stake. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Hurricanes

One of New Zealand’s greatest Investec Super Rugby rivalries ignites when the Crusaders and Hurricanes square off in a crucial final round clash in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Waratahs

Although the Blues have missed out on the playoffs, they have the chance to play spoilers for the Waratahs when the two sides clash at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Jaguares

After dispatching the Kings last week, the Highlanders finish their road trip against a dangerous Jaguares side in Buenos Aires. Read more

PREVIEW: Waratahs v Hurricanes

In a must win clash for both sides, the Waratahs and Hurricanes collide in a blockbuster match in Sydney. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Rebels

After a tough loss to the Chiefs last week, the Crusaders will be looking to bounce back against the Rebels at home to stay in the hunt for a home play-off match. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Reds

The New Zealand conference leaders face a tricky assignment against a Reds team looking to play late season spoilers in Brisbane. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Brumbies

Although the much improved Blues cannot make the play-offs, they can play spoilers for the Brumbies who are looking for a victory in Auckland to stay on top of the Australian conference. Read more

PREVIEW: Southern Kings v Highlanders

The Highlanders start their South African and Argentinian road trip with a clash against the bottom of the table Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Blues

Another classic Investec Super Rugby rivalry ignites when the Hurricanes and Blues collide in a crucial capital clash. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Crusaders

History will be made in Suva when the Chiefs and Crusaders clash in the first Super Rugby match ever staged in Fiji. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Crusaders

Despite sitting at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues will still pose plenty of problems for the high-flying Crusaders at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Waratahs

It’s a clash between the top of the Australian conference versus the top of the New Zealand conference in Sydney. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Highlanders

In a rematch of last year’s final, the Hurricanes host the Highlanders in a crucial clash at Westpac Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Force

The Blues have a chance to end their three-match road-trip in winning fashion when they take on the struggling Force in Perth. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Rebels

After relinquishing their spot at the top of the Investec Super Rugby ladder, the high-flying Chiefs face a potential banana skin in the form of the Melbourne Rebels. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Waratahs

It’s a battle of the top New Zealand and Australian sides as the Crusaders host the Waratahs in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Lions

The Blues faint playoff hopes will be on the line when they clash with a Lions side hurting from a big loss to the Hurricanes in Johannesburg. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Reds

The resolve of the Hurricanes will be tested as they face the Reds at home minus five suspended players following a protocol breach. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Crusaders

It doesn’t get much bigger than the competition leaders against the defending champions at a sold out Forsyth Barr Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Highlanders

The Investec Super Rugby leaders square off with the defending champs when the Chiefs and Highlanders collide in Hamilton. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Kings

The Blues have the perfect chance to snap their poor away record when they take on the bottom-placed Kings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Sharks v Hurricanes

Back on home soil after absorbing some key lessons on their tour of New Zealand, the Sharks will be well prepared to cope with the Hurricanes in Durban on Sunday (NZT). Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Reds

Fresh from the bye, the high flying Crusaders will look to resume where they left off when they take on the Reds in Christchurch. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Lions

The Hurricanes kick off a two-match South African road-trip with a showdown against the Lions at Johannesburg’s towering Ellis Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Brumbies

After suffering consecutive one-point losses, the Highlanders will look to bounce back in Invercargill when they take on the challenging Brumbies. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Rebels

It’s a battle between the top of the Australian conference versus the bottom of the New Zealand conference as the Rebels cross the Tasman to take on the Blues. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Sharks

The Chiefs juggernaut moves onto New Plymouth for the first time in 2016 to face an intriguing challenge from the stubborn Sharks. Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Crusaders

The Crusaders are on their longest winning streak since 2008 but face their biggest test of the season against the Australian conference leaders in Canberra. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Chiefs

It’s the high flying Hurricanes against the competition leading Chiefs in a blockbuster showdown at Westpac Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Sharks

After slipping to fourth place in the tightly contested New Zealand conference, the Highlanders will be eager to dispatch the Sharks for their sixth win of the season and move back up the ladder. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Sharks

Having played more of the New Zealand Conference sides than anyone else to date this season, the Blues are looking to a run of five games against overseas teams, starting with the Sharks in Auckland on Saturday, to get their campaign back on track Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Rebels

The inform Hurricanes face the surprise joint Australian Conference leaders the Rebels in an intriguing match-up in Melbourne Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Jaguares

After losses to the Blues and Hurricanes, the Jaguares have boosted their line-up for the final match of their inaugural New Zealand tour against the Crusaders. Read more

PREVIEW: Reds v Highlanders

Winning in Australia has become vital for New Zealand sides if they are to keep in touch in their own conference and the Highlanders can't afford to slip up in Brisbane on Saturday. Read more

PREVIEW: Force v Crusaders

Following two wins in South Africa, the Crusaders will be desperate to cap off a flawless road trip with victory over in Perth. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Jaguares

Coming off the bye the Hurricanes face a tricky opponent in the Jaguares who are desperately in need of a win if they are to challenge for a play-offs place. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Blues

It’s a battle between the top of the New Zealand conference against the bottom as leaders the Chiefs take on the Blues at Waikato Stadium. Read more

PREVIEW: Lions v Crusaders

ROUND SIX: Lions v Crusaders, Saturday April 3, 6am (NZ time), Ellis Park Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Jaguares

ROUND SIX: Blues v Jaguares, Saturday April 3, 7.35pm, QBE Stadium, Albany Read more

PREVIEW: Brumbies v Chiefs

ROUND SIX: Brumbies v Chiefs, Saturday April 2, 9.40pm (NZT), GIO Stadium. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Force

ROUND SIX: Highlanders v Force, Friday April 2, 7.35pm (NZT), Forsyth Barr Stadium Read more

PREVIEW: Sharks v Crusaders

ROUND FIVE: Sharks v Crusaders, Sunday March 27, 4.05am (NZT), Growthpoint Park, Durban Read more

PREVIEW: Rebels v Highlanders

ROUND FIVE: Rebels v Highlanders, Saturday March 26, 9.40pm (NZT), AAMI Stadium Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Force

After a successful road trip to South Africa and Argentina, the Chiefs will be anxious to not let their guard down against the Force in Hamilton.
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PREVIEW: Jaguares v Chiefs

The Chiefs will be looking to spoil the Jaguares party in the first Super Rugby game to be played in Argentina. Read more

PREVIEW: Reds v Blues

The Blues will be looking to get their season back on track against the winless Reds in Brisbane. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Kings

Coming off the bye, the Crusaders will be looking for a big win over the Kings in Christchurch to vault up the New Zealand conference. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Kings

Despite losing soundly in round one, the Kings are boosted by a number of returning players and are expected to test the Chiefs in a tricky Port Elizabeth encounter. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Lions

On the back of victories in Tokyo and Hamilton, The Lions will be looking to complete a rare unbeaten overseas tour with a win in Dunedin. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Hurricanes

The winless Hurricanes will be desperate to snap their Investec Super Rugby losing streak against a fast-improving Blues side at Eden Park. Read more

PREVIEW: Chiefs v Lions

After taking down the Crusaders, the Chiefs face a Lions side that has won their last three matches away from home – the most in Lions history. Read more

PREVIEW: Highlanders v Hurricanes

Coming off losses in round one, last year’s Investec Super Rugby finalists will be desperate to register a win this weekend. Read more

PREVIEW: Crusaders v Chiefs

A blockbuster clash is in store for two teams desperate to flex their Super Rugby muscle after mixed campaigns in 2015. Read more

PREVIEW: Hurricanes v Brumbies

A bold new era begins for the Hurricanes against a Brumbies side they edged in the 2015 Investec Super Rugby finals series. Read more

PREVIEW: Blues v Highlanders

A stunning pre-season campaign has given the Blues hope of starting the 2016 Investec Super Rugby season with a bang over defending champions the Highlanders at Eden Park. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Brumbies

The second fixture of the Investec Super Rugby Qualifiers takes place in Cape Town, as the Stormers host the Brumbies in a high stakes clash, the outcome of this one will determine who the Hurricanes face next weekend. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

The opening match of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby Finals Series kicks off at Forsyth Barr Stadium, as the Highlanders host the Chiefs in the first qualifying final (BTW, if you like stats, check out our fancy new feature thanks to Opta Sports at the bottom of the page). Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Hurricanes

While this is the final New Zealand Conference derby match of the regular season, it won’t be the last of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby campaign, as the number one ranked Hurricanes host fellow title chasers the Chiefs. Read more

Preview: Brumbies v Crusaders

The final regular season trans-Tasman clash of 2015 Investec Super Rugby will be in Canberra, as the Brumbies look to secure a home qualifier while the Crusaders will want to finish their season on a high note. Read more

Preview: Blues v Highlanders

The opening match of the final round of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby regular season will see the Blues sign off their year while the visiting Highlanders will look to continue to build momentum and lock in a home qualifier. Read more

Preview: Reds v Chiefs

The penultimate trans-Tasman Investec Super Rugby regular season match of 2015 kicks off in Brisbane, and while the Queenslanders title hopes ended long ago, they could cause some issues for the home wildcard final chasing Chiefs. Read more

Preview: Blues v Crusaders

The Crusaders very slim finals hopes depend on a handsome victory at Eden Park, but the Blues would be keen to collect their third win from their last five matches, and first over a New Zealand team in 2015. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Highlanders

Judgement Day? For the Hurricanes, two completion point locks up top spot, while the Highlanders could achieve a double in Napier; dethrone the ladder leaders and enhance their claim for a home elimination final. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

The healthy lead the Highlanders and Chiefs hold over other wildcard potentials means that this Investec Super Rugby Round 16 clash at Invercargill could be for an-all important home qualifying final. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Hurricanes

The opening match of Investec Super Rugby Round 16 could be fitting, as the title chasing Hurricanes look to secure their number one spot and in the process eliminate the most decorated team in the tournament’s history from the finals for just the fourth time since 1996. Read more

Preview: Force v Highlanders

This is the ultimate ‘slip up’ match for the touring Highlanders, the final round 15 New Zealand Conference fixture is against the 15th placed Investec Super Rugby team that has won a stunning six of eight against the men from the Deep South. Read more

Preview: Blues v Hurricanes

If the Blues are to play giant killer in the opening match of round 15 ‘Super Saturday’, they will need to slay the mightiest titan of them all, hosting the top-of-the-table Hurricanes who will be looking to secure home final rights. Read more

Preview: Waratahs v Crusaders

The last time these two teams met in old Sydney town, an epic match resulted in the Waratahs winning their maiden Investec Super Rugby title, breaking an 11-game losing streak against the Crusaders to win 33-32 Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Bulls

The final month of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season regular campaign begins in the Sulphur City, with the two-time champion Chiefs welcoming the Bulls to Rotorua International Stadium. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Chiefs

This could well be the biggest Investec Super Rugby clash of the 2015 regular season, with the top team in this year’s competition taking on the last New Zealand Conference side to lift the trophy, the two-time champion Chiefs. Read more

Preview: Cheetahs v Highlanders

The toughest section of the Highlanders 2015 Investec Super Rugby season begins now, taking on a wounded Cheetahs team in a critical fixture for a loss is likely to ensure the men from the Deep South drop out of the top six. Read more

Preview: Blues v Bulls

The opening match of Investec Super Rugby round 14 sees the Blues welcoming the Bulls to Eden Park, who kick off their four-match overseas tour to keep their final’s hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Lions v Highlanders

This match, between two of the surprise packets of the season, will see the hosts look to continue their best ever Investec Super Rugby streak against a Highlanders team beginning a horror stretch of five away games in their last six. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Sharks

The top-of-the-table Hurricanes will look for a home victory that will guarantee their entry into the Investec Super Rugby Finals Series, while the Sharks will be looking to end a four-match losing streak to keep their razor thin hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Rebels v Blues

This match shows how times have changed, with the hosting Rebels looking to keep their slim final’s hopes alive, seven points adrift from the top six, while the Blues are chasing their first back-to-back wins since round 16/17 in 2014. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Reds

The thirteenth round of 2015 Investec Super Rugby commences with the Crusaders hosting the Reds, and while Queensland is all but out of final’s contention, they could strike a critical blow to the home team’s chances. Read more

Preview: Rebels v Chiefs

The Rebels host the only New Zealand Conference side they have never beaten, while the two-time champion Chiefs will be looking for their fifth straight victory so far during the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Crusaders

The Hurricanes are top, but they embark on the most challenging run of their campaign with six of their last seven against New Zealand rivals, while the Crusaders look for back-to-back wins for just the second time in 2015. Read more

Preview: Blues v Force

While this may be a clash between the bottom two teams on the table, the hosting Blues and Force have plenty of home games to come as Eden Park entertains just its second 2015 Investec Super Rugby match. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Sharks

It has been a sound year so far from the Highlanders, but this is their penultimate regular season home match for 2015 Investec Super Rugby as they host the Sharks, and they will want to continue their momentum. Read more

Preview: Reds v Hurricanes

The 2011 trophy winners have been far from vintage during this season of Investec Super Rugby, but their one-point win in Bloemfontein will give them a little extra confidence coming up against the table-topping Hurricanes. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Blues

While the hosts need a win to keep in touch with the top six of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby field, the Blues will, with seven bonus points, look for their first victory in Christchurch since 2004 to keep their narrow final’s hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Brumbies v Highlanders

The Brumbies have been one of the form teams in Australia in recent years, but three losses in four matches coming into 2015 Investec Super Rugby Round 11 has them teetering, while the Highlanders are hot, winning six of their last seven. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Force

If the 2012 and 2013 champions can win at home to kick off Investec Super Rugby Round 11, and the Hurricanes trip up in Brisbane, then the Chiefs will finish the weekend top-of-the-table. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Blues

While the travelling Blues will be looking for their second top six scalp in a row to continue Investec Super Rugby Round 10, the Highlanders will want to ensure their sixth match at home results in another victory. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Waratahs

Despite a rambunctious beginning to the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season, the unbeaten Hurricanes face one of their toughest matches so far, up against the current and defending champion Waratahs. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

The opening match of 2015 Investec Super Rugby round 10 will see the first of two New Zealand derbies over the weekend, with the Crusaders welcoming the Chiefs to AMI Stadium. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders

Ah the good old fashioned Southern derby! Kicking off Saturday’s action for round nine of Investec Super Rugby will see both teams, narrowly in the top six, looking to secure their position in the lofty air of final’s qualification. Read more

Preview: Blues v Brumbies

While the Blues will be thrilled that they return to Eden Park, their first match at the big ground in 2015, the fact they host the Brumbies, second on the table and convincingly the best defensive side in Investec Super Rugby, is another challenge for the under siege team. Read more

Preview: Sharks v Crusaders

The Sharks will look to continue their recent surge, winning their last three matches, while the Crusaders will hope to sign off their South African safari with a vital away victory. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Blues

While the touring Blues may be winless so far this season, a victory against the Chiefs in Hamilton during Investec Super Rugby round 8 would be a mighty morale boost for Sir John Kirwan’s troops. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Stormers

The top ranked team in 2015 Investec Super Rugby, and the best defensive unit, welcome a Stormers side that has relinquished their crown as the leading defence to their upcoming hosts. Read more

Preview: Bulls v Crusaders

This match promises plenty, with the two sides responsible for winning a collective ten Investec Super Rugby titles, as the Crusaders prepare for battle at Loftus Versfeld. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Stormers

This top six clash will see South Africa’s top team in the Stormers make the trip south to face the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium to continue Investec Super Rugby Saturday. Read more

Preview: Waratahs v Blues

As fate would have it, the defending Investec Super Rugby champions put in their best display last week against the Brumbies, meaning they are in fine form ahead of hosting the winless Blues. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Cheetahs

The first of a blockbuster Saturday of matches commences with the Chiefs looking to avoid what could potentially be their third loss in four matches, while the Cheetahs will be hoping to halt a run of three defeats. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Rebels

The opening match of 2015 Investec Super Rugby round seven will see the top-of-the-table Hurricanes play in New Zealand’s capital for the first time this year, hosting a Rebels side smarting from their loss last weekend. Read more

Preview: Sharks v Chiefs

The final round six match featuring a New Zealand Conference side sees the inform Chiefs arrive in Durban to play a Sharks outfit that played their best game of the season last weekend. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Cheetahs

The seven-time champions, in the midst of a five match run against South African Conference teams, welcome the Cheetahs to AMI Stadium for the first game of Super Saturday. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Hurricanes

The sixth round of Investec Super Rugby begins with a high stakes New Zealand conference derby clash, with the unbeaten Hurricanes heading to Dunedin to take on the surging Highlanders. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Chiefs

The men from Cape Town were top of the table prior to the beginning of the fifth round, with the Stormers setting the pace in South Africa as they welcome the Chiefs to Newlands, with the New Zealanders chasing their third victory in Cape Town. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Waratahs

The men from the Deep South, fresh off their victory against the 2012 and 2013 champions, host the current title holders the NSW Waratahs, who will be seeking their first away win against the Highlanders since 2008. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Lions

Fresh from their giant killing exploits against the Blues, the Johannesburg based outfit will seek their first back-to-back away victories since 2007 when travelling to Christchurch to play the Crusaders. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Blues

This match presents so much to think about, an unbeaten side coming off a bye, against a struggling team that is still to register a campaign victory in 2014 as the Hurricanes host the Blues. Read more

Preview: Blues v Lions

This clash has so much at stake for both teams, for the hosting Blues and touring Lions need a win, failure to do so will result in a placing at the bottom of the Investec Super Rugby after a month of play in 2015. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Highlanders

The hosting Chiefs will look to continue their perfect start to the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season and break ahead of the bye taking Hurricanes, while the ninth placed Highlanders will want their second victory to go back-to-back. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Crusaders

In recent years this contest has been the benchmark of the New Zealand Conference, and it seems nothing has changed as the two-time champions prepare to host the seven-time winners of Investec Super Rugby. Read more

Preview: Cheetahs v Blues

With a victory in Durban and a bye over the opening two rounds, the hosting Cheetahs will be confident while the Blues will look to sign off their South African tour with their first success of 2015. Read more

Preview: Force v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will be gunning for the season’s best start to the competition, for a win in Perth would give the Wellington based side a perfect three-from-three record before playing a single match in New Zealand. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Reds

The third round of Investec Super Rugby begins with the Reds making the trip to Dunedin, and with the early competition leaders making an early break, the 11th and 12th placed teams will want to get further points. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Blues

The Blues will hope to kick their South African tour off with a bang, seeking their maiden victory of their 2015 Investec Super Rugby campaign when playing the Stormers in Cape Town. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Crusaders

The second New Zealand derby clash of the season has all the ingredients for a Southern humdinger, with the Highlanders and Crusaders seeking their maiden 2015 Investec Super Rugby victory of the season. Read more

Preview: Bulls v Hurricanes

The only side to have won away from home in 2015 Investec Super Rugby so far (at the beginning of the second round) will be confident of achieving the perfect start to their campaign when heading to Loftus Versfeld. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Brumbies

While the Chiefs were one of six teams to win on the road during the opening round, the Brumbies were arguably the most impressive of all, the only side to win at home while posting a record winning margin over the Reds. Read more

Preview: Blues v Chiefs

It is straight into action for the fierce rivals of the north, and while the Chiefs might not have won a third straight title in 2014, they did again qualify for the finals and have a remarkable recent record against the Blues. Read more

Preview: Lions v Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have been handed the toughest assignment of any New Zealand Conference team to begin the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season, playing the Lions in the Republic to get their campaign underway. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Rebels

The 2015 Investec Super Rugby season, the 20th year of competition in the South’s premier domestic tournament, kicks off with the seven-time winners taking on the Melbourne Rebels at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Sharks

One win in 18 years of trying shows how tough it has been for the Sharks to win in Christchurch and they face their biggest test of the Investec Super Rugby year against the Crusaders in Saturday's semi-final. Read more

Preview Waratahs v Brumbies

Last year's beaten finalists, the Brumbies, face an Everest as they venture to Sydney to take on Investec Super Rugby's outstanding side, the Waratahs on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders

The New Zealand Conference and potentially second spot on the table is up for grab in this pivotal South Island derby, with the Crusaders confirmed as Investec Super Rugby Finals Series participants already, while the Highlanders are looking to break a 12-year drought and reach their first knockout stages since 2002. Read more

Preview: Blues v Chiefs

Potentially for both teams this is last chance saloon, and while the Blues need a massive victory to keep their very slim chances alive, a triumph for the defending champions at Eden Park will see them against the odds remain alive in their elusive quest for a third straight Investec Super Rugby championship. Read more

Preview: Waratahs v Highlanders

Victory for the home team might guarantee New South Wales top of the table rights for the maiden time in history, but a win in Sydney for the Highlanders for the first time since 2007 would all but guarantee a berth in the Investec Super Rugby Finals Series for the men from the Deep South. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Blues

Throughout the ages this has been one of the blockbuster clashes in Investec Super Rugby, after all, the Crusaders and Blues have won an incredible ten titles between them, even if both proud teams would quickly admit it has been a long time between drinks heading into the crucial clash at AMI Stadium. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Hurricanes

It doesn’t get any bigger than this, a blockbuster in Hamilton where the Chiefs are likely, different to the last two seasons, to play their final home match as they host the Hurricanes. Read more

Preview: Force v Blues

Do not be deceived by the one-sided head to head record over the years, the Blues arrive in Perth hinting at a wonderful contrast of styles, the potentially physically explosive game of the tourists against perhaps the finest Force team in their short history, built off a passionate scrambling defence. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Crusaders

The second of two New Zealand derbies takes place at Westpac Stadium tonight, and as it was in Dunedin, the loser of this contest may see their Investec Super Rugby Final Series chances evaporate as the Crusaders head to Wellington. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

It is something of a strange clash this, with last year’s champions taking on the 2013 battlers, yet it has been the Highlanders that have put together a season to be proud of while the Chiefs have been struggling heading into this crucial fixture. Read more

Preview: Blues v Hurricanes

This could be the first elimination match in the New Zealand Conference, as the hosting Blues have a coldly simple formula, they must win their last four games, welcoming a Hurricanes outfit on a high after their smashing victory against the Chiefs, but Mark Hammett’s men need to also keep winning to keep their hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Waratahs

The defending champions have never been further down the table during Investec Super Rugby in 2014, and need a win to keep their defence alive, and it will be none other than the Australian Conference Waratahs who strut into town seeking their fourth straight victory to further derail the dream of a three-peat. Read more

Preview: Reds v Highlanders

This match is a massively important fixture for both teams despite the contrasting goals, with the Highlanders in a strong position to qualify for their first Investec Super Rugby Finals Series appearance since 2002, while the 2011 championship winning Reds will be desperate to move off the bottom of the table. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Force

Twice in the team’s last four encounters the Western Australians have beaten the seven-time champions, and the intense rivalry will only continue in Investec Super Rugby Round 16 with both sides chasing a valuable win to secure their place in the top six. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Chiefs

The home team needs a victory here to keep their Investec Super Rugby Finals Series hopes alive, while the defending champions will be looking to record their third straight win to keep control of the vastly competitive New Zealand Conference. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Crusaders

It has been some time since a Southern derby held such high stakes, indeed the winner of this clash might not only allow them to slide one foot towards the Investec Super Rugby Finals Series, but slam shut the hopes of their rival with the door through to the knockout stage closing more dramatically with each passing round. Read more

Preview: Blues v Sharks

The hosts are sitting tenth overall but still have mathematics on their side, but if the Blues are to make a push for a top six berth, defeating a Sharks team they haven’t conquered in their last nine matches needs to be achieved, while the ladders leaders arrive at Albany with a five competition point buffer. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Sharks

Both sides are mounting compelling cases for this year’s title, but intriguingly despite the franchises collective 14 appearances in the Super Rugby Final, the seven-time champions and four-time runners up have never met in a season decider. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Highlanders

A fascinating encounter is in store at Westpac Stadium, the first of ten New Zealand Conference derbies still to come in the regular season, with the winner guaranteed a top six berth at the end of Round 14. Read more

Preview: Reds v Crusaders

The seven-time champions return to Suncorp Stadium for the first time since the 2011 Investec Super Rugby Final, when the Reds defeated the Crusaders 18-13 to win their first title and break the hearts of the Christchurch based team that had played every match that season on the road. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Lions

Seven competition points in South Africa represents a strong return for any team, but if the Highlanders are the real deal in 2014 Investec Super Rugby, they will need to make it three from four against South African teams on their return home. Read more

Preview: Rebels v Hurricanes

With just one win from three clashes with Australian opposition so far during Investec Super Rugby, the Hurricanes will look for their fifth win in six matches, but will need to record their maiden victory in Melbourne first. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Blues

To say this is a clash between second and ninth tells little about the stakes involved for the wobbling defending champions and a surging team that will be chasing their third win on the trot. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Highlanders

Previous history is the only ally of the Stormers in the penultimate match of Round 12, with the two-time South African Conference winner’s bottom of the table hosting a Highlanders having a mid-season surge. Read more

Preview: Waratahs v Hurricanes

Coming into this clash there is plenty of nice feeling around New Zealand’s capital, after all, the Hurricanes lead the Kiwi Conference and are putting together mid-season displays that has the word ‘title’ being whispered around Wellington. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Lions

Prior to the 2014 Investec Super Rugby season, many would have predicted this fixture would be a straight forward win for the defending champions, but things have changed somewhat as we head down the home straight. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Brumbies

At the turn of the century this was the premier clash in Super Rugby, the two teams between them have a remarkable nine championships and a further seven runners-up medals since 1997. Read more

Preview: Blues v Reds

While these two teams have won four Investec Super Rugby champions between them, they haven’t exactly been reliving former glories, although in the shadows of Eden Park the Blues will hope to keep their faint hopes alive. Read more

Preview: Brumbies v Chiefs

What: Round 11 Super Rugby – Brumbies v Chiefs Read more

Preview: Sharks v Highlanders

What: Round 11 Super Rugby – Sharks v Highlanders.When: Saturday, April 26 – 5.35am (NZT>Where: Kings Park, Durban.I can view it on: SKYSports. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Reds

What: Round 11 Super Rugby – Hurricanes v Reds. When: Saturday, April 26 – 7.35pm (NZT) Where: Westpac Stadium. I can view it on: SKYSports. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Crusaders

What: Round 10 Super Rugby – Chiefs v Crusaders.When: Saturday, April 19 – 7.35pm (NZT)Where: Waikato Stadium.I can view it on: SKY Sports.What did they do last week? The Chiefs struggled to put the Rebels away, starting as well as they have all year but failing to carry on. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Blues

What: Round 10 Investec Super Rugby – Hurricanes v Blues.? When: Friday, April 18 – 7.35pm (NZT). Where: Westpac Stadium. I can view it on: SKY Sports. Read more

Preview: Cheetahs v Crusaders

What: Round 9 Super Rugby – Cheetahs v Crusaders. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Bulls

What: Round 9 Investec Super Rugby – Highlanders v Bulls. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Rebels

What: Round 9 Investec Super Rugby – Chiefs v Rebels. Read more

Preview: Cheetahs v Chiefs

The need to not only take four, or five, points from the Cheetahs game in Bloemfontein on Sunday is only part of the goal for the Chiefs who have still to produce a compelling demonstration of their ability. Read more

Preview: Lions v Crusaders

Last week they played rugby at a level more associated with the Crusaders but they were still on the losing end, but this week there is much more riding on a win over the Lions, and that is maintaining their hard-won Investec Super Rugby reputation. Read more

Preview: Brumbies v Blues

The Blues need to defy their away record when attempting to get a win over the Brumbies in their Investec Super Rugby game in Canberra on Friday. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Rebels

Home team expectations will be on the Highlanders as they seek to keep in touch with the points table in this potential Investec Super Rugby thriller with the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Bulls

Travel factors, with the late arrival of the Bulls in Napier, could have a bearing on this Investec Super Rugby game with the improving Hurricanes on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Bulls v Chiefs

The Chiefs face a daunting hurdle in their Super Rugby defence when taking on the Bulls at their Loftus Versfeld fortress on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Preview: Blues v Highlanders

Stung by their first-up loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin, the Blues will be looking for the chance to reverse the outcome on their home patch at Eden Park on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Hurricanes

It is almost desperation point for both the Crusaders and Hurricanes as neither can afford a loss in their match at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday. Read more

Preview: Blues v Cheetahs

Needing a win at home, the Blues welcome back key performers in Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino for their game against the Cheetahs at Eden Park on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Hurricanes

One win apiece ensures this New Zealand derby has plenty riding on it at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday. Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Force

Back at home and rested after a bye, the Highlanders have a great chance to build on their good start to the season against the Force at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Lions v Blues

Points are the Blues goal against the Lions at Ellis Park on Sunday morning (NZT) but it is going to take a complete team effort, with a minimum of mistakes, to get over the line. Read more

Preview:Hurricanes v Cheetahs

Conrad Smith may be set to play his 100th Investec Super Rugby game for the Hurricanes but securing a win over the Cheetahs is bound to be the greater cause for satisfaction in Wellington on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Rebels v Crusaders

Inflicting further pain on the Rebels will be the goal for a Crusaders side finally on the points table in their Melbourne clash on Friday. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Stormers

A fascinating Investec Super Rugby contest is in prospect for Hamilton as the Stormers look to get some material reward on their Australasian tour at Waikato Stadium on Friday. Read more

Preview: Bulls v Blues

The Blues have experienced hands in Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock back in their ranks to bolster their chances of claiming an Investec Super Rugby win over the Bulls in Pretoria on Sunday morning (NZT). Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Stormers

It won't be difficult to imagine the desire in the winless Crusaders side when they take on the Stormers in their Investec Super Rugby match on Saturday night in Christchurch. Read more

Preview: Hurricanes v Brumbies

Making their first appearance at Westpac Stadium this year, the Hurricanes need to get a win over the Brumbies on Friday night to kick-start their Investec Super Rugby season. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Highlanders

Chiefs depth will be well tested by a resurgent Highlanders team when they meet in Hamilton on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Stormers v Hurricanes

Personnel changes to both teams have hinted at the urgency to getting things right for the Stormers and Hurricanes in Cape Town on Saturday morning (NZT) and an intriguing battle of wills is in prospect. Read more

Preview: Blues v Crusaders

Opening game frustrations for both sides have ensured none of the rivalry existing between the Blues and Crusaders will be reduced in their Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Friday night. Read more

Preview: Sharks v Hurricanes

Opening their campaign in a region determined to kick on and claim the honours at season's end means the Hurricanes are in for a tough time of it against the Sharks in Durban on Sunday (NZT). Read more

Preview: Highlanders v Blues

Nothing heartens southern supporters more than a northern scalp and that is what the Highlanders will be seeking when meeting the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. Read more

Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

It doesn't come much more mouth watering as an Investec Super Rugby season opener than a contest between New Zealand's top two teams from last year as the Chiefs head into Crusaders country on Friday night. Read more

Preview: Chiefs v Crusaders

Whichever side, the Chiefs or Crusaders, wins their Investec Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday they will have the comfort of knowing they deserve their place in the final. Read more